Jeff Callahan: 1955-2019

Jeff Callahan

SaintLouisWrestling.com has just learned of promoter Jeff Callahan’s passing, on September 1.

Jeff was the promoter and partner of Wrestling Invades America (WIA), the direct predecessor of Wrestling Over Everything (WOE).

Jeff Callahan was one of the most kind and intelligent men in Saint Louis independent wrestling. He was a positive influence on WIA and a major factor in turning the company into a respectable wrestling organization by its end.

Outside the ring, Callahan was well-known in Collinsville for his position at Porter’s Steakhouse, where I’ve heard he was the best wine steward there ever was.

Dynamo Pro: After flooding, Riot on the River tournament set for Grafton, Sept. 13

Dynamo Pro 9/13/19

Dynamo Pro’s annual tournament series was originally canceled due to flooding earlier this summer, but now the event will be condensed into a one-night battle at The Loading Dock in Grafton.

Be there on Friday, September 13.

Riot on the River Tournament
The Snitch
Adrian Surge
Benjamin Trust
Jaden Roller
Outtkast
Ace Hawkins
C.J. Shine
Mike Outlaw

Bell at 7. Tickets are $10.

SICW: Meet “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase, Sept. 7

SICW 9/7/19

Wrestling lands at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Cahokia, Ill. on Saturday, September 7. Along with a full SICW card, “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase is scheduled to appear.

Multi-State Tag Team Championship
The Big Texan & Waco (c) vs. Moondog Rover & Chris Kade

SICW Tag Team Championship
Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby (c) vs. Keith Smith Jr. & Sid Holland

Best of 3 Falls
Ricky Cruz & Billy McNeil vs. Curtis Wylde & Kowalski

Gary Jackson vs. Attila Khan
Khayman vs. Jake Prater
Ken Kasa vs. Roy Lewis
Christopher Hargas vs. Bobby D

Ted DiBiase will appear for a meet-and-greet at 4.

Bell at 7. Ticket price is TBC.

Dynamo Pro: Surge vs. Outlaw showdown for the belt, Aug. 31

Dynamo Pro 8/31/19

Two of the very best wrestlers in Missouri collide for Dynamo Pro’s big belt on Saturday, August 31 at Concordia Turners on Gravois.

Adrian Surge was originally set to defend his title in a four-way in July. However, he sustained a leg injury and Mike Outlaw won what had become a title eliminator.

Without question, Surge-Outlaw is one of the most anticipated Saint Louis singles bouts in 2019. Surge’s sixth defense of his title will be Outlaw’s first shot since March 2018.

Dynamo Pro Championship
#2Adrian Surge (c) vs. #5Mike Outlaw

Dynamo Pro Women’s Championship
Rahne Victoria (c) vs. Camron Bra’Nae

Bell at 8. Tickets are $15.

Dynamo Pro: “Spectrum Slam” in St. Peters with Buff Bagwell and Glacier, Aug. 24

Dynamo Pro 8/24/19

Dynamo Pro Wrestling presents a loaded fundraiser at Matteson Square Garden in St. Peters on Saturday, August 24.

The card is in association with Fighting for Autism.

Main Event
Glacier, Alex Matthews, & Ethan Wright vs. Makaze, Tony Esteem, & Jimmi LaFleur
#2Adrian Surge vs. Lockie
#5Mike Outlaw vs. Dirty Ron McDonald
Marc Godeker vs. Buff Bagwell
Dustin Thomas vs. Ezra Zealous
Kevin Ryan vs. James Brady
Rahne Victoria vs. Savanna Stone vs. Seishin vs. Tamika Brents
Battle Royal

Bell at 7. Tickets are $15.

The Professionals or The Coffin Club? Inaugural SICW tag team title to be decided, Aug. 17

SICW 8/17/19

For the first-time ever, SICW will solely sanction a tag team championship, and it will be awarded at the East Carondelet Community Center on Saturday, August 17.

Until 2011, SICW had recognized South Broadway’s former tag title. The promotion currently recognizes the inter-promotional Multi-State tag title.

Also on the card, Ricky Cruz defends the Classic title for the second time, against Attila Khan.

Classic Wrestling Championship
Ricky Cruz (c) vs. Attila Khan

SICW Tag Team Championship (vacant)
Khayman & Sean Vincent vs. Shawn Santel & Mauler McDarby

Multi-State Tag Team Championship
The Big Texan & Waco (c) vs. Roy Lewis & Christopher Kade

Flash Flanagan & Gil Rogers vs. Ken Kasa & Christopher Hargas
James Jefferies vs. The Death Dealer
Billy McNeil vs. Richard Shaw
Sid Holland vs. Curtis Wylde

Bell at 7. Tickets are $12.